Al Riddick

Al Riddick is President of Game Time Budgeting, an award-winning, Cincinnati-based financial fitness firm that inspires others to count their money then give every dollar they earn instructions so it will behave. He is the author of The Uncommon Millionaire and two workbooks: The Uncommon Millionaire’s Guide to Financial Fitness and Money $mart Teens.

 Al has a host of educational resources available which could assist anyone on their financial wellness journey at

Blogs by Al Riddick

New Financial You in 2022

Remember the excitement you felt on December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. as the New Year was approaching? Then that excitement increased even more once you began counting down from 10 to 1. Who said that feeling has to stop? You have 11 more months ahead of you in 2022. Keep the celebration going by following these tips.

You weren’t expecting that were you?Most people do not pursue financial goals because they assume it will involve pinching pennies, not having fun, or only eating rice and beans for dinner. Wrong! Focusing on how you would feel after achieving a financial goal will make the journey that much sweeter. Imagine the feeling of accomplishment, not to mention security, you would have if the balance in your savings, emergency fund, or retirement accounts increased after making some simple modifications to your daily behavior. Doesn’t that thought feel good? Continue Reading…..


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows 2020 tax filers who do not itemize tax returns up to a $300 deduction for charitable donations and contributions made in 2020.

The IRS deadline to file your 2020 taxes is May 17, 2021, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, tax filers must consider four income sources when preparing 2020 returns. These distinct types of income create many questions regarding how they will impact 2020 tax returns. … Continue Reading…..

9 Ways to Feel Richer

Reading a good book will allow you to go on an emotional journey within the comfort of your own home. If you enjoy sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, or non-fiction, turn to page one and begin.

It is a common belief that financial planners consider the rich as people having $5 million in net worth. However, the numerical classification of rich does not automatically mean someone’s quality of life is rich….Continue Reading